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American Well – Press Releases

The Villages, Fla. and Boston, Mass., June 22, 2012American Well™ today announced a partnership with USF Health at the University of South Florida to increase access to quality primary and specialty care to the residents of The Villages, the country’s largest Over-55 residential community in the United States. This marks the first time American Well’s industry-leading Online Care telehealth platform will be specifically targeted toward a senior population.

Online Care is a web-based software platform that allows consumers and healthcare providers to have immediate, live and clinically meaningful online visits through video, secure text chat and/or phone.

USF Health will deploy Online Care in support of its patient-centered healthcare system, developed in partnership with The Villages, which provides easy access to quality healthcare to residents. The goal is to utilize Online Care to reduce hospital admissions, readmission rates and pharmacy costs, while maintaining Medicare beneficiaries in their homes rather than long-term care settings.

Through Online Care, retirees will have immediate access to primary care from the comfort of their homes. In addition, USF Health physicians will use Online Care to consult with outside specialists to deliver comprehensive care, including post- operative care, diabetes care, cardiovascular health, dermatology, mental health and urology.

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